|Project by OldWrangler||posted 12-08-2014 03:10 AM||1755 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
About 2-3 weeks ago my camera gave up and went to Equipment Heaven to be with my Jointer, 2 Routers, 2 Circular Saws, several Cordless, Drills, and my old Planer. I hope they are all happy, restored and waiting for me to come set up shop by the Bridge.
Anyhow, in case you had thought I had passed or was now spending my time in Topless Bars, here are some of the things I’ve been doing. I know some of y’all will regret my having a new camera but look at my stuff anyhow.
The first one we are calling a potty stool. My granddaughter convinced me the GGS need a stool to stand on to get seated on the pot or to get to the sink for hand washing and teeth brushing. After that was done and in use, great Niece let me know she needed one for her youngster who is only 3 months behind Wyatt so here is hers….. or I should say Robert’s. It goes in the mail tomorrow and due to some exceptional design work, it fits exactly in the new Priority “C” Box. How do you like the grain and color in the top. Piece of Monte’s BKP with a live edge.
Next is the top of an almost finished Jewelry Box for youngest granddaughter (11 y/o). Her big sis got one 2 years ago and now Rachel has moved up to one of her own. It has a secret drawer and other neat stuff. It is my old favorite BKP all cut into random widths from scrap I’ve been saving ( 71 separate pieces ) and then laid out and custom cut to the same pattern as my coffee table. I’ll post the box soon.
Last is a Texas BS Box. Someone posted one made into an American flag so I wanted to do something a little different. Fortunately our state flag is simple in design so here it is. Done on the new Jet BS, and let me tell you that once the Jet is dialed in, it is a BS Box cutting son-of-a-gun. The more I use it the better I like it., My old Rockwell 14 is now set up with a special 5/8” resaw blade and does that job great
All the Christmas presents are finished or being finished, I’ve even got cheese slicing boards for each of my Doctors. I made like 30 of those and what I didn’t sell at the craft shows are now presents for the family. Oh, nearly forgot I need to build a set of corner bookcases for the wife’s office but those are her birthday presents (Dec 24). She is getting a new SUV for Christmas, probably another Buick Enclave. Got 95,000 miles on it and it is a ‘09 so time to go before it starts the “nickel and dime death dance”. Been a great car but not so good like my ‘94 Suburban that has clocked 174,000 miles with no repairs except a muffler and tail pipe that I had done in Mexico for $35, 2 batteries (youngest son owns 4 Batteries + shops so batteries are wholesale), a brake job (done by my middle son who is an executive with Auto Zone and family mechanic) and several set of tires (got no connections here).
So I ain’t been loafing, just busy with a broken camera. BTW, I won that camera used off of Ebay for $22 and got nearly 5 years service out of it. It was a Nikon as is the new one I got for $35 off Ebay. It has more bells and whistles than I’ll ever figure out.
-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!